How To Make Spaghetti With Sriracha Shrimp, Cilantro, And Lime

Yet another reason why Sriracha is the king of the condiments. Check out more easy spaghetti dinners here.

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2. Spaghetti with Sriracha Shrimp, Cilantro and Lime


Serves 4

Recipe by Rebekah Peppler

INGREDIENTS
1 lb spaghetti
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
3 tablespoons sriracha
juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

PREPARATION
Cook 1 lb spaghetti according to package directions, until al dente. Drain through a colander, reserving about a cup of the pasta water.

In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat, and shrimp . Season with just a little bit of salt and pepper (there’s lots of seasoning in the garlic-chili sauce, so be careful not to overdo it!). Cook until the shrimp are pink and start to curl, about 3 minutes, flipping halfway through.When shrimp are cooked, add sriracha and toss to coat the shrimp. Add the cooked spaghetti, 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water, chopped cilantro (reserving about a tablespoon for garnish), and the juice of 2 limes. Toss until combined.

Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining cilantro.

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4. For this recipe, you’ll need a 12-inch skillet and a large pot to cook the pasta.

 

You can get a great skillet here (pictured left, worth the price, will last forever) or a more affordable decent one here. Any stock pot that’s at least 8 quarts will work, but a 12-quart pot (pictured right) is your best bet. Get a simple one here.

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